Date: Thu, 6 Oct 1994 08:45:19 EDT
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: replying to individuals
This and ARTHURNET are two very friendly lists. Those of you who have been
on CHAUCERNET and MEDTEXTL, as I have been, know that some people on some
lists are downright foul and nasty, telling students to go somewhere else
to ask questions, telling fellow scholars to go to the library and do their
own work, and telling everyone to go to hell for merely existing. No one
here seems to mind questions about common knowledge, and the system itself
does not send you an insulting list of frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
the way a certain long-winded medieval English list does.
No, the ADS is, unlike other professional organizations and groups,
composed of self-actuated, friendly folks, trained to discuss theory and to
discuss "funny words used around here for various things."
Here's to one of the few professional societies with a sense of humanity
and a sense of humor. NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE HERE.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu